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Two Google Nexus devices tipped for late 2015, Huawei and LG to undertake manufacturing

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Two Google Nexus devices tipped for late 2015, Huawei and LG to undertake manufacturing
Just yesterday, certain rumors popped up claiming that Google might be considering to team up with a China-based phone manufacturer on its Nexus smartphone for 2015. Among the tipped names were Huawei, Lenovo, and Xiaomi, some of the larger local phone slingers.

Today, the rumor mill has churned out yet another interesting speculation, according to which Google will release two different Nexus devices (similar to last year, when it unveiled both the Motorola-made Nexus 6 and the HTC-made Nexus 9). 

Interestingly enough, the manufacturers behind these devices are tipped to be both LG, the maker responsible for the Nexus 4 and Nexus 5 smartphones, and Huawei, which has not partnered with Google on a gadget yet. LG will probably be responsible for a new Nexus flagship, while Huawei might be undertaking the production of a new Nexus tablet. Yet, ruling out the vice versa option will probably be a dumb mistake.

it's also said that it's not certain Google will make use of a Qualcomm-made SoC in its next phone, but might consider using an in-house chipset of the respective manufacturer. As a refresher, both Huawei with its homebrewed Kirin silicons, as well as LG with its NUCLUN and other mysterious chipsets are capable of making a device without Qualcomm's aid.

source: Weibo via GizmoChina

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posted on 27 Feb 2015, 03:40 16

1. hellbread (Posts: 309; Member since: 21 Nov 2014)

They should stay with Lg.
Best nexus they made was with Lg.

posted on 27 Feb 2015, 07:08 1

12. Mittal (Posts: 494; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)

i really liked Galaxy Nexus.. but maybe bcoz of the giant software leap and the HD screen

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 19:01 1

28. Niva. (Posts: 433; Member since: 05 Jan 2015)

Still running my gnex 3+ years later, it needs replacement mostly because it lacks LTE. Amazing phone and rock solid hardware. But yeah, I keep looking at my wife's nexus 5 with envy because it's newer.

posted on 27 Feb 2015, 08:37 3

14. deftdrummer (Posts: 2; Member since: 05 Feb 2015)

I disagree. My nexus 5 literally just died one day. Had to get a Nexus 6. After spending a year plus with the Nexus 5 I can honestly say you get what you pay for.

The form factor was cool but the internals were garbage in the N5 and by that I mean not top tear. Not robust, not made to last the 2 years of your contract. The preamp sucks in the Nexus 5 as well headphones low volume and car audio is distorted on it.

posted on 27 Feb 2015, 08:58

15. bestmvno (Posts: 251; Member since: 07 Mar 2014)

Strongly disagree. I've had the device for over a year now with no issue. The SOC was actually top tier at its release. HDR+ does wonders for photos. I've had no problems with low audio headphones or distorted car audio. I've used the phone to stream to audiophile grade stereo systems as well as multiple lower quality car audio systems as well as half a dozen pairs of headphones both wired and via bluetooth (not audiophile grade). Most of this phones internals were near top end at its release, but not top end. Over a year after its release it could still now be considered a good mid range phone although I tend to advise people to consider the G2 which regularly appears new and unlocked on eBay for about $210.

The only problems I've ever seen people complain about with the Nexus 5 is a failing power button, which is common to a lot of devices, as well as about the size of the battery.

posted on 27 Feb 2015, 11:41

21. Rorschach (Posts: 83; Member since: 26 Apr 2013)

Strongly agree. The N5 was cheaply made and was not built with quality in mind; the buttons were flimsy, mediocre camera, crap battery and horrible audio. Wired audio output quality was horrid so I had to buy Beats headphones to compensate. Never again will I buy an LG phone.

posted on 27 Feb 2015, 15:06

24. Manos-Shin (Posts: 1; Member since: 27 Feb 2015)

Whom do you strongly agree with? I don't get you. It seems that you've had a faulty device cause mine has none of the problems you mentioned except from the mediocre battery life and that after this stupid lollipop update!
PS I've had the nexus 4 for one year (great device, not the best photos) which I have to my wife and it still flies!

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 05:40

26. wkm001 (Posts: 143; Member since: 04 Feb 2014)

LOL, I seriously believed you were on a rant until I got to the punch line about the Beats headphones. Fantastic!

posted on 27 Feb 2015, 03:43 4

2. Biernot (unregistered)

A Nexus 5 (2015) by LG

posted on 27 Feb 2015, 05:17

8. vincelongman (Posts: 5070; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)

That would be awesome, hopefully with a good price like $300-400

Also an Android One made by Huawei, Lenovo, and Xiaomi would be good too

posted on 27 Feb 2015, 03:46 2

3. Settings (Posts: 2335; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)

At least its not a Xiaomi.

posted on 27 Feb 2015, 04:08 1

4. vuyonc (Posts: 1062; Member since: 24 Feb 2014)

Pleeeeeease Huawei make it a 16:9 Nexus 10. 4:3 was a dealbreaker for on the Nexus 9.

posted on 27 Feb 2015, 04:14 4

5. hmd74 (Posts: 489; Member since: 31 Jan 2013)

who cares about tablets? :/
Just make another Nexus 5 and take my money

posted on 04 Mar 2015, 21:38

29. MochaBean (Posts: 14; Member since: 06 Jan 2015)

There aren't really any good recently-made Android tablets running stock. The Nexus 9 has had a rather controversial life, what with the flexing, backlight bleeding, overheating, and all.

posted on 27 Feb 2015, 05:24 1

10. vincelongman (Posts: 5070; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)

IMO 3:2 is a the best compromise
Not too tall in portrait like 16:9 / 16:10, bad for some apps
Not too narrow in landscape like 4:3, bad for media/games

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 08:25

27. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3816; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)

It's Google's decision not Huawei's.

posted on 27 Feb 2015, 04:29

6. ciprian.ruse (Posts: 311; Member since: 13 May 2014)

I hope for a normal size Nexus this year. In my opinion, Nexus 5 screen size and overall device size is perfect ! I also hope if LG makes the next nexus to use an OLED display for it.

posted on 27 Feb 2015, 04:40 1

7. El_Saam (Posts: 12; Member since: 22 Oct 2014)

yeah Nexus 5

posted on 27 Feb 2015, 05:24

9. TheHossein (Posts: 93; Member since: 27 Sep 2014)

A New Nexus 5 With Better Specs And The Same Great Display Size ... Wow
However I Like Sony To Make The Nextus ( Next Nexus !) Too .
But Huawei ....

posted on 27 Feb 2015, 10:50

19. Simona (unregistered)

You Navie/pathetic.. don't know that huawei is BEST SOON !!!

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 03:32

25. TheHossein (Posts: 93; Member since: 27 Sep 2014)

I Didnt Say Huawei Is Bad , But Its Not A Brand For Me . Didnt say is bad so no one should buy it !

posted on 27 Feb 2015, 06:54

11. Suo.Eno (Posts: 528; Member since: 17 Feb 2013)

Ideally you'd want to see a positive spillover effect on proprietary designs (where applicable) such as in this case said SoCs Kirin and NUCLUN for those to finally be more GPL compliant, gain better code muscle etc. But realistically that's asking too much..... Both Asus and LG for example despite having double Nexus wins each so far seems comfortable to still being laggards in that aspect. This to me are a failure for Nexus as a Google program so far. Also I have to say it chalk another fail should this be true and Sony get passed over for LG. This isn't equal chance at all.

That said I don't mind a well done "point" release from LG though. Nexus 5.5 :)

posted on 27 Feb 2015, 08:26

13. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)

Nexus 5 2015 edition please. No more phablets.

posted on 27 Feb 2015, 08:59

16. Micah007 (Posts: 256; Member since: 09 Oct 2014)

A phablet would be great . Either 5.7 inch or just 5.9 this is such great news!!!!

posted on 27 Feb 2015, 10:18

17. jessyi (Posts: 325; Member since: 08 Jan 2015)

Make lg make the next nexus 7.they have improved much more these past year..best company is LG.the g2 or g3 were great phones..LG is one of the best..the only reasone why LG is not at the top is because of fans being loyal to other companies like samsung or apple...but product are solid if not even better.

posted on 27 Feb 2015, 10:47

18. Simona (unregistered)

That would be nice see Huawei Nexus !

posted on 27 Feb 2015, 11:16

20. Awalker (Posts: 1690; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)

Another 5” Nexus phone would be awesome.

posted on 27 Feb 2015, 12:47 1

22. TechNeck (Posts: 280; Member since: 29 Aug 2014)

Nuuu!! I wanted to see a Sony Nexus device.... :c

posted on 27 Feb 2015, 14:10

23. meanestgenius (Posts: 16623; Member since: 28 May 2014)

Glad to see LG will be may be making the latest Nexus. They have been making pretty good handsets, especially as of late. A nexus from Huawei will be interesting.

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